Thursday, 14 November 2019 17:14 wib
Heading to Miss World 2019, Princess Megonondo is Ready to Make Indonesia Proud

JAKARTA - After being crowned Miss Indonesia 2019, Princess Megonondo will fly to London to represent Indonesia in the most prestigious international beauty pageant, Miss World 2019 which will be aired on RCTI.

Princess is scheduled to fly to London on November 18, 2019, and will start the quarantine program on November 20, 2019, with 120 participants from other countries.

"The Miss Indonesia Foundation will fully support Princess Megonondo to strive and give the best in the prestigious pageant competition in the world, Miss World 2019," Liliana Tanoesoedibjo said as Chairwoman of Miss Indonesia Organization at a press conference at MNC Studios Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta, Thursday (11/14/2019).

"We ask for prayers and support from all Indonesian people for Princess Megonondo who will compete in Miss World 2019 event in London," Liliana added.

In preparation for Miss World, Princess Megonondo has five social agenda in Beauty With a Purpose program in Kawungsari Girang village, Bandung, namely the repair of MCK (toilets and bathrooms), establishment and improvement of Reading parks, revitalization of ponds, goldfish cultivation, as well as the production of cattle manure fertilizer.

Through this activity, Princess will present how to prevent minors from working and build a better life in the village.

"Bringing the name of Indonesia in a famous and prestigious competition is certainly not easy. However, I will still try my best to be able to make Indonesia proud and achieve great accomplishment in Miss World 2019," Princess said.

"Hopefully, my participation in Miss World 2019 will also be a motivation for all Indonesian women to continue to do their best and develop themselves, to be able to achieve their goals and get the appreciation that will be useful both for themselves and social environment," she continued.

Previously, Indonesia's achievements in the 2018 Miss World had increased. Miss Indonesia 2018 Alya Nurshabrina has made it to the top 30 of Miss World 2018, Runner-up 1 Beauty with a Purpose (with New Zealand), the Top 5 of Miss World Multimedia, the Top 18 of Miss World Talent, and became a finalist of the dance of the world.

Meanwhile, in the past 5 years, Indonesia has always become the top 3 Beauty With A Purpose contests. In fact, Indonesia had won the Beauty With A Purpose contest for 4 years in a row by Maria Rahajeng (2014), Maria Harfanti (2015), Natasha Manuella Halim (2016), and Achintya Nielsen (2017).

Whereas in 2018, Miss Indonesia 2018 Alya Nurshabrina has made the top 3 Beauty With A Purpose contest. This shows that Beauty With A Purpose is Indonesia's biggest strength as one of the Miss World participating countries.

One of Indonesia's best achievements in the Miss World competition was to win Runner-up 2 Miss World through Maria Harfanti (2015) and Natasha Manuella Halim (2016).

In Miss World 2019, Indonesia is expected to win the title and maintain achievements in the Beauty With A Purpose contest. Miss World 2019 grand finale will be held on December 14, 2019.

"We hope that Princess can make Indonesia proud and successfully present Indonesian women who are not only beautiful on the outside but also inside, by contributing in the social world, education, to entrepreneurship," Liliana said.


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